Dive Leader
Open Water Training


DSMB Deployment Mid Water DO1

Dive Leading Demonstration DO2

Dive Leading Practice DO3

Shot Recovery by Simple Lift DO4

Rescue Management Scenarios DO5

Diving and Rescue Skills Review DO6

 

Rescue Skills Review DO7

 

DSMB Deployment Mid Water - Open Water DO1

1. Briefing
2. Dry practice of DSMB use
3. Kit up and buddy check
4. Entry
5. Exploratory dive
6. Ascent with no visual reference
      (Competence/confidence performance standard)
7. DSMB deployment in mid water - approximately 10m depth
      (Competence/confidence performance Standard)
      Initial Inflation
      Main inflation and deployment
8. Ascent and practice decompression stop at 6m for 3 min
      (Competence/confidence performance standard)
9. Exit
10. Debrief

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Dive Leading Demonstration - Open Water DO2

1. Briefing
      Overall lesson brief
      Demonstration brief
      "Trainee's" diving experience
      Dive profile and route
      Air management
2. Kit up and buddy check
3. Entry
4. Exploratory dive -depth not to exceed 20m
      Buddy monitoring
      Navigation
      Depth/time and air management
      Dive interest
5. Exit
6. Kit removal
7. Debrief
      Demonstration debrief
      Overall debrief

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Dive Leading Practice - Open Water DO3

1. Briefing
      Overall lesson brief
      Student's dive brief:
      (Competence/confidence performance standard)
      "Trainee's" diving experience
      Dive profile and route
      Air management
2. Kit up and buddy check
      (Competence/confidence performance standard)
3. Entry
      (Competence/confidence performance standard)
4. Exploratory dive - depth not to exceed 20m
      (Competence/confidence performance standard)
      Buddy monitoring
      Navigation
      Depth/time and air management
      Dive interest
5. Exit
      (Competence/confidence performance standard)
6. Kit removal
      (Competence/confidence performance standard)
7. Debrief
      Student's dive debrief
      (Competence/confidence performance standard)
      Overall debrief

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Shot Recovery by Simple Lift - Open Water DO4

1. Briefing
2. Dry practice
      Equipment familiarity
      Inflation technique
      Lifting bag size
      Air supply implications
3. Kit up and buddy check
4. Shot repositioning and recovery, approximately 10m
      Lifting bag attachment and partial inflation
      Lifting bag controlled inflation
      Reposition shot weight
      (Competence/confidence performance standard)
      Recover shot weight
      shot weight/lifting bag restrained by 'safety' weight
      shot weight lifted to surface
      (Competence/confidence performance standard)
5. DSMB deployment in mid water - approximately 10m depth
      Initial inflation
      Full inflation and deployment
      Ascent to surface
6. Exit
7. Debrief

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Rescue Management Scenarios - Open Water DO5

The following are example scenarios:
SCENARIO 1
One of a pair of divers has a coughing fit underwater, looses his mouthpiece and goes unconscious. His buddy brings the casualty to surface using a CBL where he is found to be not breathing. The divers surface 100 metres from the shore. The remainder of the diving party are on the shore.
SCENARIO 2
A mass of bubbles erupts at the surface. A lone diver then appears at the surface as though from a rapid ascent, flounders about and quickly goes unconscious.
SCENARIO 3
Two pairs of divers are diving from a cover boat. One pair of divers surface and are recovered. Divers should actually be recovered so that they and their equipment are recovered/stowed as is their normal practice. The second pair of divers then surface with one diver being raised by a CBL The casualty is found to be unconscious and not breathing at the surface. SCENARIO 4 Three pairs of divers are diving from a cover boat. One pair of divers surfaces and is recovered. Divers should actually be recovered so that they and their equipment are recovered/ stowed as is their normal practice. A second pair is alongside the boat being recovered. One diver of the second pair is recovered into the boat when the throttle is accidentally knocked putting the boat into gear and running over the second diver before it can be returned to neutral. The second diver's leg has been badly lacerated by the prop. A third pair of divers is still underwater (simulated)

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Diving and Rescue Skills Review - Open Water DO6

1. Briefing
2. Kit up and buddy check
3. Entry
4. Mask clearing - 15m
      Partial mask clear (optional)
      Full flood (optional)
      Remove & replace
      (Competence/confidence performance standard)
5. AAS ascents from 15m
      (Competence/confidence performance standard)
      student acting as donor
      student acting as recipient.
6. Exploratory dive
7. Weight check with low air contents - 2m depth
8. Weight/weightbelt jettison. standing depth
      (Competence/confidence performance standard)
      Jettison casualty's weight/weightbelt
      Jettison own weight belt
9. Exit
10. Debrief

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Rescue Skills Review - Open Water DO7

1. Briefing
2. Kit up and buddy check
3. Entry
4. Rescue from 15m
      (Competence/confidence performance standard)
      CBL from 15m to 6m
      Normal ascent from 6m to surface
      Secure 'casualty' at surface
      Tow incorporating AV for 50m
5. Exploratory dive
6. Exit
7. CPR skills
      (Competence/confidence performance standard)
      Single rescuer CPR
      Oxygen enriched two rescuer CPR
      Swapping roles
8. Debrief

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